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Your source for healthcare compliance news, advice from industry experts, and all things related to OIG exclusions.

Health and Work, ProviderTrust News, healthcare

Acoustic Neuroma Awareness Week

Posted by Donna Thiel on Thu, May 11, 2017

It is National Acoustic Neuroma Awareness Week, who knew?

Most people have probably never heard of National Acoustic Neuroma Awareness Week let alone know what an Acoustic Neuroma is, but this is a subject near and dear to my heart. So I decided I should do my part to raise awareness too.

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Industry News, Health and Work, License Verification, healthcare

Nurse Practitioners: Practicing Their Rights

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Tue, May 09, 2017

Since it's National Nurses Week, we took a look at some obscure stories of how license verification can be a complicated process and stumbled upon this example from Alabama. A group of Alabama nurse practitioners sued the Alabama Nursing Board after the Board disciplined them due to some paperwork snafus.

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Healthcare Compliance, OIG, healthcare, HCCAci

HCCA 21st Annual Compliance Institute Debrief

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Mar 30, 2017

There is nothing like D.C. in the spring. The Healthcare Compliance Association (HCCA) held its annual Compliance Institute in DC for 2017 and almost 3,000 of the nation’s compliance officers/managers gathered at the Gaylord National Harbor for three days. As has been the case for years, the conference was spectacular.

It is refreshing to be around so many people who share the same goal - compliance and quality care.

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healthcare, compliance, vendors

Correcting Your Vendor Compliance and Data in Time for the New Year!

Posted by Russ Cornwall on Thu, Dec 22, 2016

 

Vendor Database

While exclusion monitoring certainly is not the primary purpose for your organization’s vendor database, the accuracy and completeness of the data is crucial for effective vendor compliance. Without complete and accurate vendor information, it is near impossible to be in compliance with the OIG’s guidance. At a minimum, we recommend that your vendor database contains ALL of the following data points for your vendors:

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OIG Exclusion List, OIG, healthcare, compliance, exclusion monitoring, OIG Exclusion

Has Your Company Been Naughty or Nice? Check Your Exclusion List Twice!

Posted by Michael Rosen, ESQ on Thu, Dec 15, 2016

On the 12 Day of Healthcare . . .

Earlier this month your peers joined us for a popular workshop, "12 Days of Effective Compliance" covering key tactics to bring into the new year. We partnered with our newest hire, Chief Compliance Officer Donna Thiel, to come up with a simple, digestible end-of-the-year checklist for your compliance program. There was such a great response to the information, we decided to put together a quick summary for you to skim (and hopefully apply!). 

Hopefully it brings you good tidings of great joy!

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